Call your congressman today and tell him the most needed legislation in America is a symbolic resolution denouncing idiotic symbolic resolutions. Like this one:
Republicans in the US House of Representatives called a vote on Tuesday to reaffirm ‘In God We Trust’ as the national motto.
Action on the symbolic resolution, crafted by Republican Representative Randy Forbes and sure to appeal to the party’s religious conservative base, came as the campaign for the November 2012 elections heated up.
The worst part is that the GOP once recognized that “symbolic resolutions” are a stupid waste of time—and were willing to do something about them:
After seizing control of the House in November 2010 elections, Republicans adopted new rules forbidding most symbolic resolutions on grounds that such measures are a waste of time.
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor cited the new rules in May as the reason the chamber would not pass a stand-alone measure marking the US raid that killed al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Forbes defended taking action on the measure but pointing to “rogue court challenges” to religion in the public sphere and citing Obama’s November 2010 speech in Jakarta where he inaccurately said “E Pluribus Unum” – “out of many, one” – as the national motto.
Sometimes I wonder if our elected representatives have brainstorming sessions in which they dream up ways to make their constituents regret sending them to Congress.
(Via: League of Ordinary Gentlemen)